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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States




ANIMATION 201 | Squash, Stretch, & Timing

Recommended for ages 9 and up. Do you dream of becoming an animator or working in the animation industry when you grow up? You don't have to wait for college to get started. In fact, it's better if you start now. In Animation 201, we will go in depth on how to create animations with core principles that have been used in animation production as far back as the early 1930s. This class will focus on using squash, stretch, slow in, slow out, and timing.

You can begin your animator journey with this class. It is designed as a standalone workshop. No preceding class is required to participate.

An additional $5 supply fee is required for students who do not bring their own digital drawing equipment. This will provide them with paper-based animation materials to work with during class.

For students who wish to participate digitally, I recommend a bringing a Windows or Mac laptop with a basic Wacom drawing tablet – OR – an iOS or Android device (tablet, phone, or KIndle Fire). I also recommend installing the RoughAnimator app (http://roughanimator.com) in advance so it is ready to use. This app is available for all devices listed here. Please make sure that your device battery is charged before class or bring your power supply.

I also recommend bringing your favorite sketchbook and drawing pencil.